Color Inspirations 2.0: Testing the New Metallics!
“Color Inspirations” is 10 years old in 2019! This seminal book came out in the summer of 2009 and over the years has become a classic reference for polymer artists and anyone interested in learning about color using polymer clay.
If you have not had the chance to sit down and do the exercises and projects in the book now is your chance.
Come spend the day with co-author Maggie Maggio as she guides you through the second chapter in the book “Understanding the Three Properties of Color” while testing the 14 colors of the new Cernit Metallics.
Once you go through the exercises and make a variation of the first project in the book, you will be excited to jump into color testing and explorations in any brand of clay and in any medium!
Exercise 1: Package Color Testing
Exercise 2: Value Sorting
Exercise 3: Mixing Pivot Tiles
The project will be a new variation of the pivot beads project in Chapter 2 – Pivot Bracelets! Learn how to use Maggie’s signature ColorWash technique with striped canes to make a collection of bracelets in the limited palette of the metallic clays.
Practicing Color Scales:
While the bracelets are curing, Maggie will take you through the first part of Chapter Five of the book “Mixing Colors That Flow” and demonstrate the steps of making Color Scales in polymer clay. They are gorgeous in the metallics and much easier than it looks in the book!
You will be able to make at least one color scale in class. Warning: Making color scales can be addictive!
Materials Provided: Polymer clay, square cutters, bamboo skewers, bracelet forms
Students Bring: Pasta machine, work surface, blade, roller, make-up brush.
Class Length: One Day. Six hours of instruction.
Instructor Fee: $75/student plus travel and lodging. Home stay is fine. The total cost is dependent on site expenses and is determined by the hosting organization. If possible, the polymer will be donated. If not, polymer will be ordered for the class and $20 will be added to the fee.
Polymer Guilds: Contact Maggie for group/guild pricing. Note that this workshop can be combined with a two-day workshop as an optional add-on for polymer clay artists.
Class Size: Minimum – 8 students. Maximum – 24 students.
Classroom Requirements: Demo table and chair. Dedicated convection oven, whiteboard or flip chart with markers. Additional chair for each student at demo table if possible.